Saturday, September 27, 2008

PhotoHunt: View


The PhotoHunt theme this week is "View".

I work in a tall, glass-fronted building in downtown Miami, and several times a year, generally during what is obviously migration seasons, we unfortunately get a few "bird strikes". Occasionally, they're fatal, but most of the time, at least to my personal knowledge, with a few minutes of quiet time, the little guys just shake it off and continue on their way.

One of my co-workers usually has the "luck" of being around when it happens - we don't know why her - and when it does, she picks it up and brings it to me - "The Birdlady" - for identification and to make sure it will be okay. Occasionally, I'll take it home with me for release in my yard if I think that's appropriate, but mostly, like this time, once the bird becomes alert and shows no sign of injury (aside from general confusion as to what the hell happened!), I'll take it outside to the south side of the building (where there's less glass), and release it - hopefully a few hundred feet closer to its original goal! :-)

This is a Blackburnian Warbler -- and whether it's the View of the sky and trees reflected in the glass of my office building, or its View of my desk, (I know, it's a stretch!), it had a rather surreal View that morning!

Sorry for the quality - I took these with my iPhone, rather too close, I'm afraid... but I didn't want to miss any details...

13 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

He looks happy!

I played too :)

Ourhomeschool said...

What a cute bird! How tragic for some of those birds. Good perception on view. Blessings.

david mcmahon said...

Quick thinking on your part!

Hummie said...

Hey, your iphone takes pretty good photos! Wow, I know I've had birds fly into my windows before, but I can only imagine those who fly into all glass buildings!

Sometimes I think we sholdn't clean them.

Karen said...

Oh, poor little birdies. They probably get irritated that the big glass building is in its path. lol

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jams o donnell said...

What a beautiful bird. A really nice and inventive take on the theme!

kaycee said...

aww, i love birds! & i think this one is so sweet =)

Baker Watson said...

I really like that first pic. You can almost see what he may be thinking in his confused mind. "What in the hell is going on here? I'm flying along minding my own business then - WHAM!! - Next thing I know here I am in some weird place with strange creatures looking at me."

Baker
(Thanks for dropping by and commenting)

Dragonstar said...

Not exactly a bird's-eye view, more a view of a bird's eye! Lovely photos.

Daisy said...

What a cute little birdie! I am glad he is okay.

jmb said...

Not quite what he expected poor thing. Great idea for this theme. Have a good weekend and thanks for the visit.

abritdifferent said...

What a beautiful little bird. I have a soft spot for birds. That's so cool that you take care of the injured ones like that.

Pamela said...

I just love that first picture, with the little birdie peering out at you! So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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